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US 'Gravely Concerned' by Human Rights Abuses in North Korea: State Department

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7Dnews London

Mon, 06 May 2019 18:18 GMT

North Korea's government has subjected its people to "egregious violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms" and the United States remains "gravely concerned and deeply troubled" by the abuses, the U.S. State Department said on Monday May 6th, according to Reuters.

"Approximately 100,000 individuals languish in political prison camps and their family members and children often suffer by their sides. Further, those trying to flee this oppressive environment, if caught, are often tortured or killed," the department said in a statement issued by spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus.

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